And we don’t know how we missed it!
The final Game of Thrones episode aired this week, with its conclusion drawing a mixed reception.
In fact, the whole way through season eight, viewers have been divided in their opinions, with it not only proving controversial in terms of the plot, but also in terms of blunders, from Emilia Clarke’s Stabucks latte and Samwell Tarley’s water bottle being left in shot, to Jaime Lannister’s severed hand appearing to grow back for his final scene.
This week, it was Sophie Turner who made the most news however, as fans realised that she had actually dropped a pretty huge ending spoiler a year ago, something that none of us picked up on.
Last June, Sophie got inked to commemorate Game of Thrones after filming, opting for the Stark house wolf, alongside the season 7 quote, ‘The pack survives’.
Having now seen the final episode however, we know that the Stark pack does survive, with Sansa, Arya, Bran and John Snow all among the living characters at the end.
So, yes, the pack does survive and we should all have seen it coming.
When asked by James Corden on The Late Late Show whether it was a spoiler however, she announced that it wasn’t, explaining it was a moral she likes ‘to live by’.
‘Yeah, actually while I was getting it done, people advised me not to because it looked like I was giving everything away, but I wasn’t,’ she explained to James last year. ‘It’s just quote from last season. But everyone figures the pack really does survive, but it’s just a moral that I like to live by.’
Well, that’s that.
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